Who I Am
My name is Lesya Kostiv. I am a professional published fashion & beauty retoucher and retouching educator. I’m Ukrainian, who currently lives in Bled, Slovenia. I used to live in digital nomad lifestyle, traveling the world (Europe and Asia) and working remotely at the same time.
I’ve been working as a freelance retoucher since 2010 , since then photos I retouched were published worldwide at Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Gracia, L’Officiel, Elle, Hello, Nylon, FHM, Shape and tens of other magazines.
During my retouching career I also started to teach photographers and retouchers, have been leading my offline retouching school in Ukraine and providing online master class and workshops worldwide.
Also, I work with photo studios, individuals and amateurs as well, don’t hesitate to contact if your shoot is for personal use.
How We Can Work
My goal is to help your business grow and start long term collaboration, which saves your time and increase quality and productivity. But if you need a hand in one time small project – that’s fine as well.
I’m pleased to be credited in work, but if you prefer confidentiality – that’s not a problem. I publish works only with the permission and never post before-after from commercial projects.
Mostly I work with portraits, fashion photography, MUAs portfolio, swimwear, nude, lifestyle, business, headshots, family, lookbooks. I don’t do only product retouching and newborn.
I prefer natural retouching using dodge & burn techniques, no filters and plugins!
What I use in my workflow – MacBook Pro, Wacom Intuos Pro, Capture One Pro, Adobe Photoshop CC.
If you want to know the exact estimate for your project and take some test retouching samples, please contact me